Survivor Thailand’s Brian is worth $2 million thanks to investments.

Survivor Thailand’s Brian is worth $2 million thanks to investments.
More than two years ago, Survivor Thailand winner Brian Heidik was reported to be hiring a financial advisor to help him spend his after-tax prize, about $675,000. When The Bakersfield Californian talked to him “[l]ast month, Heidik figured he was worth about $2.5 million.” The former used car salesperson and soft-core porn star’s investments now include “retirement and college accounts, municipal bonds, stocks and mutual funds, some with exposure to European markets and the emerging market in China.” The paper reports that Brian will “be co-starring in an action movie shooting this fall” and that “[h]e and his wife are working on having their second child.” Plus, “Heidik and his family have moved to Georgia, where he’s working on a pilot for a new reality TV show about hunting.”

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Andy Dehnart is a journalist who has covered reality television for more than 15 years and created reality blurred in 2000. A member of the Television Critics Association, his writing and criticism about television, culture, and media has appeared on NPR and in Playboy, Buzzfeed, and many other publications. Andy, 36, also directs the journalism program at Stetson University in Florida, where he teaches creative nonfiction and journalism. He has an M.F.A. in nonfiction writing and literature from Bennington College. More about reality blurred and Andy.